Posts Tagged: research

Researchers identify specific neurons that distinguish between reality and imagination

June 1, 2017

New Western University research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination….

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

May 2, 2017

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. The study, published online…

Bringing the ‘magic’ of ultrasound to rural Uganda to reduce pregnancy complications

April 20, 2017

In a collaborative study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson), Western University, Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, and Kigezi Healthcare Foundation (KIHEFO), a team of researchers found that radio…

Western University researchers identify mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation

April 11, 2017

Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they’ll startle significantly less; by the third time, they’ll barely startle at…

Scientists use ‘molecular-Lego’ to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

December 12, 2016

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. Their study, published today in the Proceedings…

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects next fall

December 1, 2016

An HIV vaccine (SAV001) developed at Western University can now move on to Phase II human clinical trials. Plans are underway to test it in 600 HIV-negative subjects across North…

WHO Collaborating Centre at Western University to address international access to surgical care and anesthesia

November 24, 2016

Researchers at Western University have been tapped by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the first official Collaborating Centre to study access to safe surgical and perioperative care on…

Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, study reveals

October 5, 2016

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal…

Research with impact in London nets almost $30 million in funding

July 22, 2016

From developing state-of-the-art techniques in order to image bones and joints while in motion, to helping more people receive a kidney transplant, researchers in London are working on projects that…